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Participation in the Osher Institute at William & Mary is by membership. 


Membership is semester-based: The $150 fee per semester (Fall and Spring) includes up to eight (8) multi-session classes over over a twelve or fifteen-week semester, unlimited one-time lectures/activities, other scheduled activities, and eligibility to participate in functions sponsored by the Institute. Summer semester membership is offered at a reduced fee for the shortened one-month (June) term.

This fee does not include books and materials for classes or the cost of Special Events.

The Swem Library of the College offers Osher members borrowing privileges through membership in The Friends of the Library at no additional cost. You must present your current Osher name tag at the circulation desk to receive an annual borrower's card.

Additional Membership Benefits

W&M Bookstore offers a 20% discount on W&M logo items to any Osher member. You must present your current Osher name badge and photo ID to receive this discount.

Registration and Membership

There are two ways to register and make a payment: online or by U.S. Mail. You can find more information under "Registration."


Scholarships are available to individuals 50 years of age and older with an annual household adjusted gross income of less than $50,000. Apply for a scholarship here: